Dufner claims final spot in Grand Slam of Golf
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Everyone knew long before the 95th PGA Championship came to Oak Hill that the classic Donald Ross design was a ball-striker's course.
When all was said and done in the season's final major, Jason Dufner proved it.
Two years after losing to Keegan Bradley in a playoff in the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, Dufner got his redemption at Oak Hill, winning his first major championship by two shots over Jim Furyk at 10 under par.
With the victory, Dufner became the final player to qualify for golf's most exclusive foursome, joining Masters champ Adam Scott, U.S. Open winner Justin Rose and Open Champion Phil Mickelson in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be played Oct. 14-16 at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.
Dufner entered the final round trailing Furyk by a shot, but was nearly flawless when it counted most. On the weekend, Dufner made just two bogeys in his final 28 holes -- those were on the last two holes.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
TNT's prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.
Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf's best against each other.